Irregardless Is a Real Word, Bro

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Bro, remember when Shit Miami Girls Say came out and Non-Miamians were super making fun of the way Miamians freaking talk, bro? That shit was super annoying bro. Especially the part when one of the girls says, "irregardless, I don't care." All the English language snobs were talking shit about Miamians always dropping "irregardless" into sentences when SUPPOSABLY it is not a real word in the English dictionary. Well, Merriam-Webster, one of the largest dictionary makers in America, says otherwise sapingos!

Yesterday "irregardless" was the word of the day on Merriam-Webster's website. There's even a handy video of Merriam-Webster associate editor Cory Stamper explaining why irregardless is one of the most hated words in America. Bro, there are a lot of language racists out there.

"We are often asked by people to blot all evidence of a particular word from the language," Stamper notes. "Not surprisingly, one target of lexical contempt is irregardless. Yep, I said the word irregardless. Despite conviction among many that irregardless is not a real word, it is."

Irregardless is so super freaking real, it is entered into all dictionaries.

It is a non-standard version of "regardless" and it is an adverb. The word first appeared in American speech during the early 20th Century and has appeared in edited written prose and in reputable publications, Camper adds.

So, ya tu sabes.

Although Camper cautions people who use irregardless (i.e. Hialeah chongas and Miami chicos) risk being corrected and accused of being ignorant by word snobs who don't know shit. "On the other hand saying irregardless is not a real world despite evidence to the contrary is just a different kind of ignorance," Camper says.



(H/T to Billy Corben)

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18 comments
cagalitrosa
cagalitrosa

It is listed in the dictionary as "non-standard" or "incorrect", bunch of pendejos.  If you wanna "conversate" using this ghetto-ass word, "irregardless" of the fact that it is "supposably" like totally wrong, just go ahead.  It is a "mute" point to try to show people that talk like that about their wrongness of their ways.  For "all intensive purposes" you will still sound like a total major douchebag. 

hneal0011
hneal0011

I don't know why you guys are hating... they're just pointing out in a funny way that it is actually a word entered into our dictionaries, and despite what people have been taught and think it IS actually a word.

Miroslava Ho
Miroslava Ho

A real world that you will lose time trying to explain, plain people easy words (practical)

RoscoeParrish
RoscoeParrish

Articles like this are why the New Times is a joke and Miami is the most hated place in America.  Bro.

Danielle M. Menendez
Danielle M. Menendez

Dude, did you even watch the video until the end? Just because something has become a "real word" doesn't mean that it is a proper/standard word & that you won't sound uneducated using it. It's a "real word" only because enough uneducated people have used it in speech/writing. "Ain't" & "conversate" are other examples of this transition from made-up-abomination-word to non-standard words found in descriptive dictionaries. Yeah, I said dude.

christianwells888
christianwells888

"Non-standard" is another way of saying "slang". And just as slang words are, in fact, words (more or less), they are still not correct for formal use (or, I would argue, if one wishes to be taken seriously).

But if you're content to communicate like a provincial slob from Hialeah, then go right ahead :)

Richard H Cibran
Richard H Cibran

It's one if those words that became an actual word due to usage... Just like "ain't."

Mar Lena
Mar Lena

who said it wasn't a word? who cares actually? irregardless, it's used incorrectly... ;-)

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